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This section is to help collect conversations about DPLA happening in other spheres. For a complete list of all DPLA press mentions, click here. If you come across an article, blog post, or other piece discussing the DPLA (or if you write one yourself), please let us know.

Highlighted DPLA Press Coverage

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March 9, 2012

Press: “President Obama Announces More Key Administration Posts”

Luis Herrera, City Librarian of the San Francisco Public Library and Steering Committee member, was recently nominated by President Obama to become a member of the National Museum and Library Services Board.

March 5, 2012

Press: “Three Cheers and Two Questions for the DPLA”

“Darnton’s inspiration is familiar to most academic librarians: publisher greed has turned the public good of knowledge into a private commodity…”

March 2, 2012

Press: “Creating the public library of the future”

“For several years, Martin Gomez has been actively promoting the Digital Public Library of America – a campaign to digitize inventories of cultural and scientific records and make them available to everyone, online – in effect, creating the public library of the future…”

February 29, 2012

Press: “Cultural Historian Robert Darnton on Digitizing Dartmouth’s Treasures”

“Darnton spoke with Dartmouth Now about the DPLA project after his lecture, which was also the inaugural Donoho Colloquium, sponsored by The Neukom Institute for Computational Science and the Friends of the Dartmouth College Library.”

February 28, 2012

Press: “Darnton discusses future of libraries”

Robert Darnton spoke in Dartmouth’s Filene Auditorium in Monday’s inaugural Donoho Colloquium titled “The Digital Public Library of America and the Digital Future.”

February 24, 2012

Press: “A two part plan to make your library a local publisher”

“The original vision for was connected to the Digital Public Library of America beta sprint; it was to be a networked physical architecture acting as a gateway for contribution to a national digital library.”

February 14, 2012

Press: “Medals Honor Humanities: Harvard Affiliates Win National Humanities Medals”

Robert Darnton, Harvard University Librarian and Professor of History, received a 2011 National Humanities Medal for his work with the DPLA.

February 6, 2012

Press: “Libraries Happen”

“I was a guest at a recent DPLA ‘Audience and Participation Work Stream’ meeting that brought together participants with a variety of perspectives and experience, but joined by a deep concern for the future of libraries…”

January 24, 2012

Press: “The Digital Public Library of America: Highlights from Robert Darnton’s recent talk”

“”I was fortunate to be among those attending Robert Darnton’s talk on the Digital Public Library of America initiative last week…”

January 19, 2012

Press: “Digital Public Library of America”

“On January 17th I attended a lecture given by Professor Robert Darnton, hosted by SCONUL and JISC at the Royal Society, on ‘The Digital Public Library of America: Current Plans and Future Prospects’.”

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